[Interest] QT Creator consistency

Yves Maurischat yves.maurischat at basyskom.com
Mon Dec 5 09:52:27 CET 2022

I also noticed a few things:

- 'Follow symbol under cursor' for signals in a *.cpp does not jump to the header where the signal was declared but to the *.moc files instead

- 'Refactoring -> Rename Symbol under cursor' does not include headers anymore, instead you have to check them on in the search pane, which is infuriating if you try to refactor large chunks of a software and have to click the small check boxes for dozens of header files each time.

- running a test and then trying to run the same test again using "Run test under cursor" chrashes QtCreator

I generally have the impression that QtCreator gets many new features with each release, but the releases are rushed and testing is insufficient, so each new version contains dozens if not hundreds of new bugs. I've been using Qt and QtCreator for 20 years and never had that many problems with it as I do now.


On 03.12.22 01:24, Turtle Creek Software wrote:
The last few updates to QT Creator have made small changes to the user interface, annoyingly.

Using the latest, I weirdly kept seeing preprocessor output. Huh?  Turns out Follow Symbol Under Cursor moved from #2 to #3 in the right-click menu.  When using a command 50 times a day, one clicks by position not by reading text. Minor changes have big impact. If I remember right, it was somewhere else a few updates back, and that also required adjusting.  Was it also renamed at some point?

Follow Symbol Under Cursor in source files used to jump to that function in the header.  That stopped working a few updates ago.

The pull-down menu of function names went from alphabetical to page-order a few updates ago.  Sometimes it's better but sometimes not.  Being able to switch between would be very helpful.

We have a lot of old code that has #pragma mark -, which insets a separator in other IDEs.  QTC says (Unnamed Group) instead.

In general, each update becomes an adventure in figuring out how to be productive again.


Casey McDermott

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